Tax credits payments: How to check your tax credit payments are correct

You could also receive extra tax credit payments if you’re responsible for looking after a child.

If one of your children was born before April 6, 2017, you may get the family element of child tax credits – with the maximum amount being £545.

If all of your children were born before this date, you’ll be elligble for the child element, which amounts to a maximum of £2,830.

If you care for a child with a registered disability, you could earn £3,415, which rises to £4,800 for those with a severe disability.

You can receive working tax credits and child benefit tax credits at the same time depending on your circumstances.


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